background preloader

IHeart Organizing: DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers

IHeart Organizing: DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers
Home Office month is in full swing! And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. My desk is pretty neat and tidy and I have been really happy with how the organization has held up over the last year plus, however, there was one drawer.... It used to look nice and lovely! But then one day, I decided I would rather use the acrylic dividers in my vanity for a fun project, and that I would address the desk drawer at a later date. Eeek! Thank goodness for this month's challenge, because I am beyond words smitten with the outcome of my little drawer organizing project. Pretty papers, {both wrapping and decorative cardstock}, regular tape and double-sided, pencil, scissors, box cutter and a yard stick. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been collecting leftover food boxes such as those from cereal, waffles and granola bars. Once I had my desired location for each of the boxes, I used the drawer as a guide to mark the height around each edge of each box. All done! Love polka-dot.

Like a Saturday » Blog Archive » DIY Small Ironing Table Hello there! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Things are definitely looking up since it’s a short week! My mom had this old TV tray table, and was going to put it in the donate pile. She’s also recently picked up quilting. I flipped it over and gave it a couple of coats of white spray paint. Once the paint was dry and cured, I carried the table into the house to upholster the top. I had some batting on hand, so I layed that out and trimmed it so that there was about an inch of overhang on each side. I pulled it taught and went after it with the staple gun until it was snug and secure. Once the batting was in place, I did the same thing with a new piece of fabric. Voila! It doesn’t take up much room at all, but can easily be folded and put out of the way if needed. I love repurposing things to give them new life. Have you repurposed anything lately? Have a great Tuesday!

Aunt Peaches: Washi Tape Shelf Edging Here’s a simple something worth a lookyloo. Washi Tape. It’s my thing. It’s like…Hey, I’m Washi Tape. I use washi tape on all sorts of stuff around the house. Decided I liked the living room set-up so much, I took it to the pantry. The tape I used in the living room was new and super sticky, but the stuff in the pantry was a little older and dried out, so I dabbed some white glue here and there just to make sure it stays in place. Yeah, washi tape. PS Cool new website: Washi Tape Crafts. Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project - A Beautiful Mess A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

Life as a Thrifter I'm so excited to introduce to you, Megan from Balancing Home! Wait until you see the sweet, little find she snagged up!! Hello! Today, I want to talk about some rummage sale flowers I posted about here. I decided to only makeover three since one was a little funky (it was taller and had a bigger base) and things look best in threes. Then, I took my lovely paper and cut it down to size. So there you have it, a crafty girls best friends: scrapbooking paper and spray adhesive. On to the next step. At this point me and the X-ato knife (and cutting mat) got down to business. To finish them off I added a little ribbon around the base with some spray adhesive (and yes, this was ribbon I already had,!). I do recall a husband of mine questioning why I would have ever bought those flowers. I love giving things new life. A big thank you to Holly for having me over!

Purplest Pecalin: DIY Kitchen Canisters I had been saving these tin canisters from the recycling forever. So I was quite excited when I figured out a use for them! Nothing a little spray paint can't spruce up. Just wash out and dry your tins, then add a layer or two of spray paint and ta-da! I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Blue Ocean Breeze and American Accents Smooth Satin Finish Seaside Green. I thought some ribbons would look cute. I love how easy and simple this was. Sharing Tatertots & Jellow's Weekend Wrap Up and these awesome blogs... DIY Modern Geometric Backdrop | { Ambrosia Creative } Hi! Some news — I’m so happy to announce that I’m a new DIY contributor to Project Wedding! My first project is a modern backdrop constructed out of plain white poster board. While it’s a lot simpler than it looks, cutting out the pieces can take some time! I didn’t have the heart to disassemble and stow away the backdrop (and probably lose it among boxes of old craft projects), so now it fills a once-lonely void behind my workspace. 28 Comments

Morgan Virginia: Funky "O" Scarves I have been obsessed for quite sometime with "O"/infinity scarves (basically scarves with no end). I bought a deep plum one from Target a year ago and wear it all the time! It's so comfy since its made from a cotton jersey and really light so I can wear it all year round. I got to thinking to myself one day at church while wearing my fave scarf...." This is how they turned out!! { Super fun and funky for spring huh!!? Directions: 1. So what do you guys think? You can find me linking up to some awesome parties HERE Nail & Yarn Wall Art pt. 2 « Jen Loves Kev Remember the mural I made in our old apartment? I decided to make an updated version in our new house. I picked a new saying & jumped right in. Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. to enlarge the letters on the wall. Then the fun part! I love picking all the yarn colors. ^^just the nails. Have fun!

I’m not crazy, you’re crazy. | I decided to make the envelopes for our wedding invitations. I know. I’m like Buddy the Elf on crack. But watching a few rom-coms and making things out of paper is my ideal Friday night. Why not, indeed. Here are some instructions in case you’re feeling crazy too. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

DIY Button Thumb Tacks | Inspired by Charm A few months ago I made a pretty cool DIY bulletin board. Other than staging it to take some pictures for the blog, however, I really haven’t used it much. As I shared on Monday, I’m starting some new habits. And as cheesy as it may sound, one of them is starting a vision board. But, before I can create a proper vision board, I needed some really cute thumb tacks. So today I thought I’d share this quick, fun, and colorful tutorial for DIY Button Thumb Tacks. You will need: Buttons (I found a pack of vintage ones at Goodwill) E6000 glue Thumb tacks (These are from the hardware department at Walmart.) Now, I’m warning you. Set all of your buttons face down on a flat surface. Add a little glue to your thumb tack. Then place it on the back of your thumb tack and allow it to dry for a few hours. Ta-da! In a matter of minutes, I had dozens made and now I’m ready to attack my vision board with vengeance. Hope you all are having a fabulous Thursday!

Embroidered Paper Bin - The Crafted Life Time: 40 minutes Materials: yarn, mesh trash can, scissors As much as I love simple and clean design, there are times that I can’t resist a little whimsy. When looking at my paper bin and wondering how I can make it stand out in my office, I remembered that I could use yarn to jazz it up, just like I did with my pencil cup. Now, you may be thinking to yourself right now, “woah woah, is this TOO much whimsy for me?” and to that I say nonsense! Before beginning this project, I found a black mesh trashcan and spray painted it gold. Start by measuring and cutting strips of yarn. Choose your placement, then slip both ends of your bundle between the mesh. Tie the two ends together and knot. Snip the ends, fill your bin with paper and enjoy!

Decorative Storage Container {15 minute craft} - onekriegerchick Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday! Today I am going to share how I store my plastic bags…you know the kind you get from the grocery store or Target. For a while, I was just keeping the bags all stuffed into one bag under my kitchen sink. I stuffed the bags into an empty plastic container that previously held protein powder. On to Plan B: Why not use an empty oatmeal canister?! Yay! I know the canister is pretty cute as is (Ha!) Here’s how I did it: Remove label from canister. Cut out paper, leaving a little extra to wrap your seam. Bonus Idea…Ha! What everyday items are you re-purposing? Sharing with these FUN parties…Check them out: Frugal, Crafty, Home Like this: Like Loading...